Great for pre theater dinner,
Great for pre theater dinner, quick without feeling rushed , very good specials, surprisingly affordable wines, modern warm interior
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Dinner was excellent, but
Dinner was excellent, but I know better strawberries are available now for the otherwise very good, flaky strawberry puff dessert.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent special, penne with
Excellent special, penne with shrimp, clams, scallops, garlic and tomato! Good service, great for pre-CSO dining close to Orchestra Hall!
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was very good and service
Food was very good and service was outstanding. Location is convenient to the Bank of America Theater.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great casual Italian. OK
Great casual Italian. OK wine selection, nice specials, of which I had the bacon wrapped shrimp and scallops over pasta with asparagus. Nice decor and comfortable setting.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Yummy! A must see!
Pazzo's is the perfect restaurant for any occasion. The menu is large, the service is attentive, the prices are affordable and the homemade pasta is to die for! The location makes this place perfect to grab a bite before/after a theater show. It's a little out of the way but with just a few minutes walk, you're at your destination and ready to enjoy the evening entertainment.
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our best visit ever to Pazzo's,
Our best visit ever to Pazzo's, they exceeded themselves! Seared tuna was outstanding, perfectly done to rare, with a tasty curry aioli, roasted potatoes, and fresh grilled asparagus. It was exactly what I wanted, perfectly prepared, and as good as any four star restaurant in town! Dinner salad featuring cranberries, gorgonzola, apples and spinach was perfectly dressed, and extremely tasty.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
I found this restaurant to be charming. The wait staff were excellent -- very polite yet friendly! Food was delicious.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dinner with a friend
I took a friend from out of town here based solely on reading the reviews. We both had a really great time. The server Jaime, was friendly and knowledgable about the menu. Have us a couple of great recommendations. The ambiance was fantastic and the place was not overly crowded. Good for a nice dinner date and they do have a bar and a few TVs of your looking for a place to watch the game. The wine list was also quite nice and affordable with wines to stand alone or pair with your meal. I'd make eating here and "every time I was in the neighborhood" choice.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
We did a group dinner with 6 people. Everyone loved their food. It was a great place to meet and have great food and conversation.
5/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great pre symphony spot. Food
Great pre symphony spot. Food was good. Staff was very friendly but our waiter seemed to have too many tables. A larger party at another table was served before us, who arrived at least 10 minutes after we did.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our Chicago Favorite
Beautiful Anniversary Dinner. Outstanding service from our waiter, even though a large group was sat shortly after our arrival. You have to try the pasta - all homemade - Pennette with Salmon was delicious! I The bruschetta appetizer was one of the best I've had. In addition to their great menu, there were also several delicious sounding specials to choose from.
6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Italian food
Everything was deli is and well prepared. For a restaurant in the heart of the loop, this place provided a warm atmosphere for a pre-concert/after-work dinner, with good food, excellent service, a server who made a very good off-the-list wine recommendation, and all at a very reasonable price point.
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Convenient for theatre
Ate here before a play downtown. Not busy on a Sunday night. The wait staff was efficient, pleasant and knowledgeable. A very decent meal, even if not the most memorable, and the prices are reasonable. I would go again.
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was so good...seriously delicious. Easy to miss and walk by b/c it's hidden but would definitely go back again!
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Little known gem in Chicago
My teen son and I were visiting Chicago to look at colleges and had the evening free after a wearing day. Pazzo's was a gem that I will return to (from Boston) many times. The menu was wonderful and I only regretted not having my husband there and a big appetite because both of our plates were fantastic. The waitresses were so attentive but not bothersome and they totally understood the intricacies of the menu (with a perfect Italian accent). Definitely worth a visit if YOU live in Chicago and worth a flight for the rest of my family to return.
7/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cozy Downtown Chicago Place
This a great place, food is wonderful and very reasonably priced. Service was exceptional. Very convenient to the Chicago Sympony Hall with parking in a garage right down the street. This was one of the highlights of our Chicago experience.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best pasta anywhere!
Just a visitor to Chicago for the weekend and Pazzo's was nearby to our hotel. What a great find! I had the best mushroom tortellini ever. Their wine list is fairly good and the waiter was clearly enjoying his job that evening. I would highly recommend this spot for anyone looking for authentic Italian cuisine.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
very good downtown restaurant
Pazzo's on Jackson blvd is easy to get to from the L. The food was very good and reasonably priced. My wife and I were on vacation when we ate there and we'll go back the next time that we're in town.
7/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent for what it is.
This is not your super expensive top of the line restaraunt, but if you want good food for a good price with a nice atmosphere and a respectful, helpful and attentive waitstaff, this is the place. I would definitely go again. It was exactly what we were looking for.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
We stopped in on the last night of our honeymoon. We were looking for quality Italian food that was reasonably priced. The pasta was outstanding and the chicken was amazing. Service was very prompt and friendly. It's hard to find good authentic Italian food in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area and this place really fit the bill.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful Italian food!
Generous portions for good prices, and it was delicious as well! We would be happy to return to Pazzos!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
The pasta was homemade and incredible. Service was wonderful. Definitely will return when I come back to Chicago!
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was outstanding. Everything
Food was outstanding. Everything was super fresh and prepared with detail. We sat by the window and "people watched" folks walking around downtown Chicago. The wine was excellent also. Fresh pasta, seafood and bread were all amazing. Would definitely go back next time I am in downtown Chicago.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pazzo's food is very well prepared. Wine list is pretty decent. Our service that night was mediocre. Our server took a long time to first greet us and take a drink order. He was either over-assigned or under-experienced. There was not enough attention paid to my table and guests. Overall we had a good experience but would expect better service for the price range and food quality.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Decided to try this place since it was close to Auditorium Theater and menu looked good with a lot of variety. Family of 4 all enjoyed our meals. We'll be back.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed our meal at the
We enjoyed our meal at the bar. We were early in the evening so things were not busy. Our food was excellent.
9/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
In a hurry
We were late for our reservation and had less than an hour for dinner. Our server was accommodating and efficient and we had a very good meal despite our rush,
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went for a nice quiet dinner and we were not disappointed. Nice menu and bar selections, great service and excellent food. Would defintely go back again!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place for pre-symphony dinner
Delicious Italian food - loved the chicken scaloppine and eggplant appetizer, good service and decent selection of wines by the glass. Very convenient to Symphony Center. Good secluded booth seating for easy conversations.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM